Tomato Artichoke Pasta

A couple of weeks ago, we were offered some Buitoni pasta products and, being the carb goddesses that we are, of course we took them up on it! They sent along some delicious recipes (one of which Sara will share on Wednesday), but I have a sauce recipe that I love on filled pasta–it’s not quite enough with spaghetti or linguine, but the cheese or meat in tortellini or ravioli make it a light, filling, balanced meal, tangy and garlicky, which, as you all know, are qualities that I love!

Now…if you’ve never tried fresh pasta, you really need to. It can be a little spendy, so save it for something special, but it’s so good. The fresh linguine doesn’t even compare to dried pasta! Oh, and I tried making fresh pasta once. Yeah, it was good. But remember that formula Sara talked about–the whole work-to-tastiness ratio? Yeah, the finished product, at least for me, SO totally didn’t justify the incredible amount of elbow grease it took to make homemade pasta. Seriously, fresh pasta from the grocery store is WELL worth anything you’d save by making your own. Unless you have a fancy schmancy pasta maker that does EVERYTHING for you.

Tomato Artichoke Pasta
Recipe by Our Best Bites

Extra virgin olive oil
5-6 cloves garlic, pressed
1 can diced tomatoes
3 oz. tomato paste
3 oz. white cooking wine or chicken broth
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 C chopped green onions
6-7 oz. marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1 package fresh pasta (or 1 lb. dried)

In a large saucepan, heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to boiling. When oil is hot, add garlic, green onions, and artichoke hearts. Saute until garlic is fragrant. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, wine or chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Heat through and toss with cooked pasta. Your husband may whine at the “girliness” of this dinner. Tell him there’s cereal in the cupboard.


29 comments

  1. I came across this recipe by mistake yesterday and just had to stop at the grocery to get the ingredients after work. What a quick meal but with a gourmet flair! Hubs loved it…had enough for leftovers for my lunch today. Thanks for another great recipe!

  2. This was good. Very good, in fact. I will probably up the sauce to pasta ratio and use the whole jar of artichokes, since we are big artichoke fans around here. I'll be making it again. Thanks for a delicious meal!

  3. This is on the menu for supper tonight. I know for a fact MY husband will not whine about the "girliness"; in fact, he won't even think of that. He adores Italian food and this is strictly up his alley.

    I do have a question, though. How many ounces is in the "package" of fresh pasta? I found two sizes at the grocery store.

  4. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delish!! I warned my husband that it was a non-meat meal and I told him what you wrote about the cereal in the cabinet. His reply, "cereal doesn't have meat in it." Men!!!

  5. My kids were crazy yesterday during my errand-running-trip so I bagged my planned trip to the grocery store- which didn’t leave much for dinner. I was about to bust out the boxed mac n’ cheese when I saw a jar of artichoke hearts and remembered this recipe. I was so happy I had everything for it. Well I didn’t have green onions, but I substituted plain onion and it was great. I’m cutting back on carbs so I had mine over grilled chicken and veggies, and the boys ate it on pasta. I really really liked it. I loved how thick it was, and I especially loved the tang from the artichokes. I ended up taking lots of bites of the sauce just with a spoon! Fabulous. We’ll definitely make it again.

  6. Yum yum yummy! Definitely making this next time I go to the store. Did he really whine about it being girlie??? Shane says that anything you make that Sam doesn’t want to eat, just bring it on over here and Shane will happily devour it =).

  7. That looks really good, you know how i love my carbs! And honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had artichokes in a red sauce before, so I’m going to try this one for sure.

  8. I’ve found homemade pasta isn’t so difficult with a pasta roller. The kids love being in charge of cranking the dough through! 🙂

  9. Oh, that looks good. I always save girlie recipes for days when I have playgroup and then we eat the leftovers for dinner!

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